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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Brazilian officials accept forest dwellers as Conservation allies

Brazilian officials accept forest dwellers as Conservation allies

Date : 24th June 2005, Source : ENS



SANTAREM, Brazil, June 24, 2005 (ENS) - Traditional populations - Indians, descendants of runaway slaves, traditional fishermen, peasants, and communities engaged in extractive activities - are gaining greater official recognition as important allies in the fight to preserve the Amazon forest environment. This recognition was evident in a debate on environmental management today in Santarém at the National Seminar to Evaluate the Pilot Program for the Protection of Tropical Forests in Brazil.

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